TECHGEEK Weekly 36: The Hidden Truth

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More censorship is coming to the App Store, Kogan makes the $1 million bet, and we see the insides of the iPad 2. Oh, and we have gone Charlie Sheen-mad this week after the release of the Gregory Brothers’ “Winning” song.

Since Tom (and James, but he never shows up) is not here this week, we get Dave Barranquero – some random person that Chris and Stewart know – as a guest on this podcast to cover for Tom. As well, apparently now we are powered by “epic winning”.

So listen in with your hot cup of tea and don’t forget to subscribe! Show notes are below.

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The Top Stories

Censorship coming to Australian App Stores
//techgeek.com.au/2011/03/09/censorship-coming-to-australian-app-stores/

Government to censor iTunes app store
//www.theage.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/government-to-censor-itunes-app-store-20110309-1bng2.html

Kogan places $1 million bet against JB Hi-Fi
//techgeek.com.au/2011/03/07/kogan-places-1-million-bet-against-jb-hi-fi/

JB HI-FI: THE HIDDEN TRUTH
//www.kogan.com.au/blog/2011/mar/7/jb-hi-fi-hidden-truth/

Judge gives Wikileaks Twitter Records to US Government
//techgeek.com.au/2011/03/12/judge-gives-wikileaks-twitter-records-to-us-government/

iPad 2 Wi-Fi Teardown
//www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-2-Wi-Fi-Teardown/5071/1

Woman gets $900 for spot in iPad 2 line
//news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20042285-71.html

In The Loop

iOS 4.3 breaks schedule, availablenow
//techgeek.com.au/2011/03/10/ios-4-3-breaks-schedule-available-now/

iPhone 5 Design Images with Larger Edge-to-Edge Screen?
//www.macrumors.com/2011/03/10/iphone-5-design-images-with-larger-screen/

iPads could replace paper charts in airline cockpits
//reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-20040322-243.html

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Mark Zuckerberg’s Puppy is His Newest Facebook Friend
//www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381628,00.asp

Pr0n stars to demo against .xxx
//www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/09/stars_demo_against_domains/

Mitsubishi Electric develops Elevator with Voice Recognition and Wheelchair user detection.
//en.akihabaranews.com/87637/healthcare/mitsubishi-electric-develops-elevator-with-voice-recognition-and-wheelchair-user-detection

In Other News

Nokia pays Elop over $6 million to move from Microsoft
//www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/us-nokia-ceo-idUSTRE72A2L420110311

Microsoft Nokia: 5 year deal, royalties, billion dollar payments, not signed yet-Businessweek
//www.liveside.net/2011/03/07/microsoft-nokia-5-year-deal-royalties-billion-dollar-payments-not-signed-yet-businessweek/

Anyone who visited GeoHot’s PS3 jailbreak website is now part of Sony lawsuit
//www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/anyone-who-visited-geohots-ps3-jailbreak-website-is-now-part-of-sony-lawsuit/

Hacker discovers PS3 3.56 exploit, will not release
//www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2011/03/07/hacker_discovers_ps3_3_56_exploit_will_not_release

Microsoft seeks to toss Apple ‘App Store’ brief, says font too small
//www.geekwire.com/2011/microsoft-seeks-toss-apple-app-store-font-big

How Apple and Microsoft ended up arguing about font size
//thenextweb.com/apple/2011/03/10/how-apple-and-microsoft-ended-up-arguing-about-font-size/

Breaking: Zynga files for trademark on the word “Ville” in Europe
//fusible.com/2011/03/breaking-zynga-files-for-trademark-on-the-word-ville-in-europe/

Twitter tells developers: No more Twitter Clients
//techgeek.com.au/2011/03/12/twitter-tells-developers-no-more-twitter-clients/

Unconfirmed reports that Yahoo has sold Delicious for $5 Million+
//thenextweb.com/industry/2011/03/11/unconfirmed-reports-that-delicious-has-been-sold-for-5-million/

Teewee is identical Twitter for iPhone… without the Quickbar
//thenextweb.com/apps/2011/03/07/teewee-is-identical-twitter-for-iphone-without-the-quickbar/

Confirmed: Angry Birds To Launch On Facebook In May
//thenextweb.com/eu/2011/03/08/confirmed-angry-birds-to-launch-on-facebook-in-may/

S.N.A.K. is a keyboard perfect for Facebook addicts
//dvice.com/archives/2011/03/snak-is-a-keybo.php

Pwnage Playtime

PlayStation Plus Members get Cloud Game Saving in PS3 Firmware 3.60
//techgeek.com.au/2011/03/10/playstation-plus-members-get-cloud-game-saving-in-ps3-firmware-3-60/

Sony NGP UK release date: 11 November?
//www.techradar.com/news/gaming/handhelds/sony-ngp-uk-release-date-11-november–935154

Xbox 360 Now Outselling Wii on 12-Month Basis
//www.industrygamers.com/news/xbox-360-now-outselling-wii-on-12-month-basis/

Microsoft Hiring Engineers For Next Xbox
//www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-hiring-engineers-for-next-xbox-2011-3

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Honeycomb ported to HTC HD2 – no more WinMo for you!
//techgeek.com.au/2011/03/07/honeycomb-ported-to-htc-hd2-no-more-winmo-for-you/

Google Chrome Gets Updates: New Interfaces, Faster Browsing
//mashable.com/2011/03/08/chrome-update/

Charlie Sheen-censoring browser plug-in is here
//news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20040766-1.html

Charlie Sheen – Winning